Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:36 UTC, submitted by Resolution
Bugs & Viruses Users of Windows who have set the Automatic Updates option to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them" were surprised to find that the latest WMF patch had overridden these settings and not only installed the patch, but rebooted the machines as well.
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RE[3]: Maybe...
by Tom K on Thu 12th Jan 2006 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Maybe..."
Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, then I read many more comments stating the opposite.

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RE[4]: Maybe...
by markjensen on Thu 12th Jan 2006 20:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe..."
markjensen Member since:
2005-07-26

So, some people claim that it does reboot.
While most others claim it did not for them.

Your conclusion: Those 'reboot' people are liars or idiots that don't know what is going on???

It would be much more reasonable to say that this is possible under certain circumstances, rather than just assume it isn't.

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RE[5]: Maybe...
by Tom K on Thu 12th Jan 2006 22:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Maybe..."
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

It would be much more reasonable to say this MIGHT be happening under a few rare circumstances, not the outright "Microsoft Installs Patch Without Permission" headline that makes it seem like a 100%-of-the-time occurance.

Knowing how badly f***ed up some people's Windows boxes are, I wouldn't be surprised if this is doing things to them that it shouldn't.

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RE[4]: Maybe...
by archiesteel on Thu 12th Jan 2006 23:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Yeah, then I read many more comments stating the opposite.

You really didn't bother to count, didn't you? See, that's what happens when you're biased: you only count the resutls that reinforce your preconceived notions.

Only in this comments section, there were seven (7) people who said this didn't happen to them while they had the same settings (or didn't specifically say they didn't have the same settings), while there are 12 comments that say that this DID happen to them (most of them mentioning that they did have the same settings). So an informal survey of this comments section (which you yourself indicated as a valid source to form an opinion) shows that the problem is quite prevalent.

But then again, some people will go out of their way to defend Microsoft, not matter what...

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